Idiot of the Day

Posted on October 18th, 2007 by The SUBWAYblogger in This just in, Transit Failures

I don’t often get fired up about the opinions expressed in the comments by readers of this blog, but this most recent one made my blood boil. Here’s the scenario:
Back on September 13th, we posted a story about a kid getting shot at subway station right near the token booth. As a [...]

Honestly, how long should a subway platform renovation really take? Entire 10 story buildings have been built in the time it has taken for them to set up partitions at the 59th Street/Columbus Circle station.
Ok, I can understand that the physical platforms where the trains arrive can be a little tricky. Clearly, you [...]

Ok, first of all, the MTA recently released a report about the August 8th flooding incident.  It was 88 pages long.  I shit you not.
There are 88 whole pages explaining that water and electric trains don’t mix.
There, in one sentence, I summed up what took the MTA 88 pages to explain.
At the six most flood-prone [...]

 
Well it’s official now. If you are a subway track worker, it’s time to take out a little extra life insurance. By the look of things, it is a complete miracle every time you guys make it out of there alive.
You’ve basically got 4 different fault points at any given time where you [...]

Jose Sierra, 19, was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses say that they heard multiple shots, then saw Sierra laying on the ground with a large hole in his head.
Hopefully, the token booth clerk wasn’t asleep (like this woman) (and this guy) (and this guy) (and this guy) (and [...]

Everywhere you turn in the transit world, people are talking about a looming fare hike.  However, as New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said a few days ago, we need to stop and take a look around.  It might just turn out that “Congestion Pricing” could provide the extra funds we need to [...]

Folks, are there really any words to describe this morning?  I don’t even know where to begin.
All I know is that I walked over 50 blocks to get to work this morning.  What a nightmare.  Luckily, I was not caught in the rain, but I might as well have been because I was soaked in [...]

In a pointed report released last week, it turns out that the deaths of Daniel Boggs, 41, and Marvin Franklin, 55 were due to clear violations of standard safety procedures.
CityRoom Says:
The reports reveal a safety system so flawed that it is easy to come away with the impression that serious accidents are almost inevitable. That [...]

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